Translation of caterpillar in Spanish:

caterpillar

Pronunciation: /ˈkætərpɪlər; ˈkætəpɪlə(r)/

n

  • 1 [Zoology/Zoología] oruga (f), azotador (m) (Mexico/México) , cuncuna (feminine) (Chile)
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    • Flying to several sites to deposit eggs is a strategy used by all moths and butterflies whose caterpillars must hide from predators.
    • Yet Crawley cautions that the crops his team examined had been engineered to resist herbicides, moth and butterfly caterpillars, and perhaps those qualities didn't matter much in the wild.
    • The children compared one state of growth to another as the larvae became caterpillars, then butterflies.
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    • For much of the year, most birds feed primarily on insects - everything from caterpillars to mosquitoes, aphids, and mites.
    • There are more caterpillars and other insects, which are important foods for several types of birds living in the forest understory, in thinned stands that encourage more hardwood shrubs.
    • Children collect termite, snails, and the caterpillars of several insects.

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